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Donna McKechnie (born November 16, 1942) is an American musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She is known for her professional and personal relationship with choreographer Michael Bennett, with whom she collaborated on her most noted role, "Cassie" from the musical A Chorus Line, for which she earned the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1976. She is also known for playing Amanda Harris/Olivia Corey on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows from 1969 to 1970. Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 16, 1940
Birth place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Profession:Actress, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
Spouse:Michael Bennett
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Appearing with Carol Lawrence in the play "Girl's Room" at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, California. [October 2008]
2Release of her autobiography, "Time Steps: My Musical Comedy Life". [September 2006]
3She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
4The night her father died, Sir Laurence Olivier was in the audience of a performance of "A Chorus Line". Donna went on, claiming that the only way she could cope was to go on with the show. When she was doing a production of "Sweet Charitiy", she learned that longtime friend and former husband Michael Bennett had died of AIDS. Again, she went on for the performance, claiming it helped her deal with his death and Michael would have wanted her to.
5The character of Maggie in "A Chorus Line" is partially based on her childhood.
6Won Broadway's 1976 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "A Chorus Line."
7Trained in ballet at age 7, she ran away from home at the age of 15 to New York to become a dancer. She got a show on her very first audition.
8Met second husband, Michael Bennett, when both were dancers on the Hullabaloo (1965) variety show in the mid-60s. After he turned into a famous choreographer and director, she became a major Michael Bennett dancer, utilizing her talents in "Promises, Promises", "Company" and, of course, "A Chorus Line" in which she won both the Tony and Drama Desk awards as the over-the-hill dancer "Cassie" who gets to sing the show-stopping "The Music and the Mirror".
9Married once very briefly in 1965.
10Made her Broadway debut in 1961 in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
11In the late 70s she was forced to abandon the limelight when she became nearly paralyzed by rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors told her she may never walk again, let alone dance. Thanks to intense physical therapy and proper nutrition, she battled back and miraculously returned to perform the "Chorus Line" role of Cassie again in 1983 at age 43.
12Has performed her one-woman singing/dancing show "Inside the Music" since 1997.
13Bob Fosse died shortly before the curtain went up on his last successful musical venture, the revival of "Sweet Charity", starring Donna in the title role.
141958 Graduate of Troy High School, Troy, Michigan, USA.


Quotes

#Quote
1"Once, I was out of a job and I was really scared because I couldn't pay the rent...I was cleaning the apartment, crying and feeling sorry for myself...The game show Jeopardy! (1964) was on [and] I heard my name. I looked up and I was the answer to a question. It was so ironic".
2I was terribly shy, but I was always in harmony when I was dancing.


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Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
36 Saints2013Miss El
Smash2013TV SeriesFemale Previewer
Pzazz 1012012TV SeriesDonna
Aladdin1990TV MovieFatima the Dancing Doll
Faerie Tale Theatre1987TV SeriesAnemone
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1986TV SeriesSandra Wall
Fame1984-1985TV SeriesSuzi Laird Susan Laird
MacGruder and Loud1985TV SeriesBarbara
Breakin' Through1984TV Movie
Family Ties1983TV SeriesCynthia
Loving1983TV SeriesMargie (1993)
Cheers1982TV SeriesDebra
Twirl1981TV MovieLouise
The Little Prince1974The Rose
Dark Shadows1969-1970TV SeriesAmanda Harris / Olivia Corey
N.Y.P.D.1968TV Series
Billie1965Dancer (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV Special performer: "Music and the Mirror"
Great Performances1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fame1984TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Little Prince1974performer: "Be Happy"
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards1969TV Special performer: "She Likes Basketball/Turkey Lurkey Time"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billie1965assistant choreographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making the Boys2011Documentary this movie count not have been made without the help and support of
Every Little Step2008Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pearl Bailey Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969-1971TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Original Cast Album: Company1970DocumentaryHerself (Kathy)
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards1969TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Hullabaloo1966TV SeriesDancer
Talent Scouts1962TV SeriesHerself
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHerself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHerself
MoveDocumentary filmingHerself
Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love2013DocumentaryHerself
Move TV2012TV SeriesHerself
Every Little Step2008DocumentaryHerself - Original Cassie
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Cassie (in 'A Chorus Line')
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHerself
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: A Class Act
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Previous Winner
Working in the Theatre1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1992TV MovieHerself
Dark Shadows: Behind the Scenes1991VideoHerself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHerself
Donahue1990TV SeriesHerself
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Great Performances1985-1987TV SeriesHerself
Musical Comedy Tonight III1985TV MovieHerself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Musical
The 27th Annual Tony Awards1973TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Six by Sondheim2013TV Movie documentaryHerself

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